Department of Biotechnology

Welcome to the Department of Biotechnology, the department offers a multi-disciplinary curriculum that is augmented by the research and development activities with a very diverse faculty, staff, and student population. The department serves three integrated functions of educating the next generation of under graduate students, focus on Research in biotechnology and the environments and public outreach to help the society implement new technologies.

Dr. A. Nirmala
Associate Professor and Head

Our department operates in sync with the institution’s vision, encouraging you to seize every opportunity for growth and excellence. Our dedicated team of faculty members is here to mentor and guide you on your journey of discovery, curiosity, and achievement. Your success is our priority, and I eagerly anticipate witnessing your remarkable contributions to the world. Get ready for an exciting academic adventure in the field of Biotechnology
To provide quality education for the young students and to expand their knowledge and understanding on the cutting edge technology of scientific and engineering principles underlying the field of Biotechnology.

The department is committed to train students to utilize their knowledge and expertise for the rapidly growing Biotechnology industry and to achieve a good working co-operation with experts from other related fields, also encouraging and preparing them for research activities in Biotechnology.

Programmes Offered

P.No. Outcome Description
PO 1 Engineering knowledge Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization for the solution of problems in the area of Biotechnology.
PO 2 Problem analysis Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex biotechnology- oriented problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
PO 3 Design/development of solutions Design solutions for complex bio-based problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
PO 4 Conduct investigations of complex problems Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
PO 5 Modern tool usage Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations in the area of biotechnology.
PO 6 The engineer and society Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional practice.
PO 7 Environment and sustainability Understand the impact of the professional biotechnological solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
PO 8 Ethics Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the technology practice.
PO 9 Individual and team work Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
PO 10 Communication Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the technology audience and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
PO 11 Project management and finance Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
PO 12 Life-long learning Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Upon successful completion of the course the students are expected to:
PSO1: To identify, formulate, design, analyse and develop processes and technologies for biotechnological products for societal usage and economically sustainable for the present and future.
PSO2: To assess the human health and environmental issues and provide relevant professional mitigation measures and implementation of biotechnological tools.
PSO3: To function in a multi-disciplinary team and understand the professional ethics and responsibilities and equip themselves for higher learning for addressing technological challenges.

PEO1: To provide the biotechnology graduates to have expertise in biotechnological aspects which will enable them to have a career and professional achievements in public and private sector
PEO2: Address the nuances of biotechnology in real life on application of microorganisms in industrial production of enzymes and products, downstream processing, genetic engineering, tissue culture and applications.
PEO3: Identify, design and develop biotechnological process and technologies to meet the industrial challenges and produce tools which a sound and economically viable and sustainable.

SNo Medical field Agriculture Waste recycle Food and Feed industry Environment
1Diagnostic labTissue culture lab Pollution control Board Developing fast food items Animal husbandry
2Clinical Lab Technical staffDevelopment of Genetically modified foods Central Leather Institute Tetra pack juice –Industry Textile industry
3Pharmaceutical Industry Plant breeders Waste water treatment plant Quality control
-Food industry
-Bakery unit
-Brewery Industry
4Herbal medicine Crop management Diet and Disease Process Engineers
5Nursery growing medicinal crops Agriculture research Centre Nutrient flour preparation Biofuel technician
6Medical lab Technician Chemical fertilizer Industry Nuts and Try food industry Environmental safety and Health technician
7Technical operating Instruments Bio compost preparation Food sample inspectors Green house and Field Technician
8HospitalsBiological control Water Quality technician
9Research lab Genetic Engineering lab
Aqua phonics
Spirulina Cultivation
Azola Cultivation

SNo Other area
1IPR Office
2Higher Studies
S.No Name & Address Particulars
1 Dr. R. Devika
Professor cum RPMO
Department of Biotechnology,
Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology
Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation Paiyanoor.
Chair Person
2 Dr.M.Sridevi
Professor & Head
Department of Biotechnology
Vinayaka Missions Kirupaanda Variyar Engineering College
3 Dr. R. Kirubakaran
Assistant Professor
Department of Biotechnology
Vinayaka Missions Kirupaanda Variyar Engineering College
4 Mr. M. Senthilnathan
Assistant Professor
Department of Biotechnology
Vinayaka Missions Kirupaanda Variyar Engineering College
5 Dr. A. Nirmala
Associate Professor and Head
Department of Biotechnology
Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology
Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation Paiyanoor.
6 M.Subathra
Assistant Professor
Department of Biotechnology
Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology,
Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation Paiyanoor.
7 Dr. Giri Rengasami
Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation
VMRF Corporate Office, Kilpauk , Chennai.
Internal Academic Board Member
8 Dr .B .S Lakshmi
Director and Head,
Department of Biotechnology,
Anna University Chennai -600025
Mobile No: 9841821255
External Academic Board Member
9 Dr. Pushpavanam,
Department of Chemical Engineering
IIT Madras.Chennai
Email :
External Academic Board Member

Research Facilities

Centre for Plant Tissue Culture & Bioprocess Engineering:


To disseminate the knowledge and skill to students and develop entrepreneurs in plant tissue culture to meet the green demands of the day by day increasing population.


To produce exact copies of plants with desirabletraits in large scale within short period of time. To maintain and establish virus free, disease free stocks. To cross distantly related species by protoplastfusion and regeneration of novelhybrid. To rapidly develop and study on molecularbasis for physiological, biochemical and reproductive mechanisms in plants for stress tolerantspecies. To regenerate transgenic plants of desirable characters. To produce identical sterile hybridspecies To conserve rare or endangered plantspecies.

Biotechnology – Archives

Dr. R. Devika
Professor cum RPMO

Dr. K. L. Nakarajan
Associate Professor

Dr. S. Shanmuga Sundar
Asst Professor (Gr-II)